The Milena Principle ontwikkelt "locative media". Voeg zelf een geluidslaag toe aan bepaalde locaties. Dank zij de gps-functie van je smartphone hoor je de audio exact op de plaats die je geprogrammeerd hebt.
In het project 'Luistervinken' in Sint-Niklaas vertellen buurtbewoners en bezoekers over de stad, de natuur en het samen leven, en stellen zo een alternatieve, niet-toeristische audiogids samen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tzRuFIOPsI
Presentatie op studiedag "Sociaal-cultureel werk in digitale transformatie" (9 juni 2016).
Welcome to sonicPlanet Geocomposer
GeoComposer is a location based high quality
3D sonic augmented reality composer.
You can compose 3D soundscapes by
inserting sound objects directly on the map.
You can edit your sound parameters and
upload your ﬁnished piece to GeoComposer
library. It will become available to the world.
The GeoComposer document directory keeps the “Sonicspace” directory on the iPhone
/soundﬁles artwork. png (640X640)
stereo mp3 ﬁles
‘artist or publisher name’_’work title’
artist/publisher name: sonicPlanet
work title: Rain
workspace directory name
It includes your work directory and the multimedia ﬁles inside it.
The structure is explained below.
the underscore is mandatory to
separate the artist and title name
GEcomposer ….after putting your work ﬁles
to your iPhone , you can launch
the app and log in if you didn’t
You will see the work list screen and
the next step will be composing your
piece with the uploaded ﬁles.
If you want to composer a new
Geo piece press the “new”
Enter the new piece information
same as you have deﬁned the
workspace directory name.
For example; artist name:
Project name: ‘BuzzBells’
type of the project
you can rename each object
when you enter the
artist&project name, this list
populates and automatically
reads these ﬁles on your
The project has 6 sound objects
delivered in 3 stereo ﬁles.
As you imagine, the ﬁrst object
will have the name “BellA” and
the second will be called “BellB”.
When you are done, hit this
button to generate the layout
and switch to the next screen.
You can decide if the sound
objects will be visible on the
map or not.
it is important to turn on play button
before switching to the editor screen
otherwise you will have no sound
now position your iPhone in horizontal state
to switch to the editor display
your current position is shown on the map
this is also the listener position.
You might need to click on this button to make the parameter sliders visible.
now it is in Hide mode
this is the volume of the
Here you can choose
several behavior modes
for the sound object
each object you do insert
follows the names in the
list. So here the next
sound object will be BellB
GEcomposer if the object behavior is set to :
cont : Then the object will have constant volume
no matter how far it is from the listener.
natural : The object volume will be inverse
proportional to the distance from the listener.
inv-n : The object volume will be proportional to
the distance from the listener.
distance c : The object volume will be zero after
a certain distance set by the GPSactdistance
slider. Below this distance the object volume will
be inverse proportional to the distance from the
this slider sets the
distance threshold in
meters. the dispersion slider sets how
fast/slow the volume of the object
decreases with the distance of the
object from the listener.
TIP : If you want to create an ambient
sound object, keep this value low so
that the object propagates its sound
in a larger area homogeneously. (like
TIP : If you want to create a point like
sound object then keep this value
high. (like the street lamp)
You can put the virtual
visitor on the map to test
the soundscape at various
points and orientations.
When you turn off the visiting mode, the
3D soundscape will be rendered
according to your current location.
If you press directly the “T”
button after loading a piece,
you will be transferred
virtually to the piece
environment, where ever it is
on the world map.
a simple hint…..
When you are done with the editor screen
go back to the player screen by reorienting
your iPhone to its vertical position.
In order to upload all the work data to the
server, hit the ‘upload’ button
otherwise you will loose your edits.
The app will ask you whether this version
is a draft or the ﬁnal edition ?
The draft version means, that it will not be visible to
the users of the GeoPlayer, since it is not ﬁnished.
Only you will see it and can edit it further.
The ﬁnal version means that the piece is ready and
will be visible to GeoPlayer users as well.
It is important that you wait until your work ﬁles get
totally uploaded on our servers. This circle shows
that the operation is still on.
Depending on your internet speed and ﬁle sizes, the
upload can take less than a minute or many minutes.
1. If you want to delete a
loaded piece from your
iPhone in order to gain disk
space hit this button
2. turn this switch on.
3. click again to get
back to the work list
when you click on any piece,
its contents will be erased
from the iPhone
It will also ask you whether to
erase it from the server.
You can press the “Geo” button
to update the work list and see
your recently uploaded pieces.
You can load the pieces and anytime
edit them further.